These Magic Cookie Bars are made with homemade sugar free condensed milk and chocolate chips sweetened with stevia! A classic treat lightened up!
Magic Cookie Bars
In just about every school, church, and fundraiser cookbook there are magic bars listed as a favorite dessert!
I believe the original recipe was marketed by Eagle Brand condensed milk.
The recipe was plastered on their label back in the 60’s (the decade I was born in), and has been an American favorite treat ever since.
Of course there are lots of variations that have developed over the years.
Some recipe bars add peanut butter chips, M&M candies, pecan nuts, and whatever other delicious treats you can think of layering on top of the basic recipe.
Original Magic Cookie Bars
I’ve always kept true to the original recipe.
The old fashioned five layered bar; graham cracker crust, sweetened condensed milk, coconut, nuts, and chocolate chips.
Wait. Just one minute… since these bars were developed in the 60’s when I was born we shall not be referring to the original recipe as old-fashioned EVER AGAIN.
These bars are Classic, popular, trendy, and completely in vogue!
Sounds so much hipper, right?!
Sugar Free Magic Cookie Bars
Completely addictive and that fact that every bite makes you want to do the happy food dance, these cookies must be called magical because “classic” bars like these are always the first to disappear.
First you have a full platter, and then POOF they disappear!
I usually reserve baking these treats for the holidays adding them to my cookie trays.
They’re super rich, crazy-crazy sweet, and so worth a holiday cookie splurge, and also worthy of a little sugar-free update.
After making homemade condensed milk, magic bars is one of the desserts that were on my must make list.
The results are delicious!
With some ingredient tweaks and a little recipe magic, I’ve updated these Low Sugar Magic Cookie Bars to be just as rich and delicious as the original version.
The difference between this recipe and the “classic” is that I cut out ALL granulated sugar.
I used my homemade sugar free condensed milk, unsweetened coconut flakes, and chocolate baking chips sweetened with stevia.
These are deliciously decadent without all the sugar.
Still has calories, so don’t go wild, but enjoy these Low Sugar Magic Cookie Bars all year long!
Other Sugar Free Desserts
If you sweet tooth is still searching for more treats, then be sure to check of these recipes too;
- Chocolate Chip Dip– creamy sugar free dessert dip.
- Sugar Free Cheesecake – served with a maple pecan topping.
- Sugar Free Lemon Curd – sweet with a hint of tart flavors of lemon.
- Magic Shell Recipe – chocolate topping hardens over cold desserts.
Low Sugar Magic Cookie Bars
Classic magic cookie bars made with sugar free ingredients. All the richness as the original bar without the sugar.
- 1 1/4 graham cracker crumbs
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 5 ounces sugar free condensed milk
- 1 cup sugar free chocolate baking chips (like Lily's)
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 206Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 56mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g
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Manju | Cooking Curries
I bet they are super addictive cookies. They look so! 🙂
I love that this is low sugar!!! Family history of diabetes means it’s hard to find healthful treats, but I still want to indulge every now and then. Thanks for sharing a great recipe! p.s. Yes, let’s call this a classic! 😀
I know people who have a diabetes, so, this will be a huge treat for them. Great recipe idea, Sandra.
Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Delicous and less sugar? Must be maigc!
carrie @ frugal foodie mama
I would have never thought in a million years that a low sugar magic cookie bar could be possible! 🙂 So excited to give these a go soon!
Those do look magical! Yum!
Magic bars are truthfully, one of my greatest weaknesses. So delicious. When you first introduced your sugar free condensed milk, I was thinking it would be good for magic bars and well, here they are! Great recipe idea!
I always wished I could have low sugar condensed milk. It looks like quite a bit of work, but worth it. – and YES I love these bars – with chocolate – THANK. YOU. – Too much sugar in the dates!!
I think Kelly’s right and dates would be delicious! Yummy recipe! Can’t wait to try it. 🙂
These look decadent to me. Not hard to make.
These sound delicious! I’m always looking for a new idea to add to the holiday buffet that will wow people. This looks like the perfect treat! Thanks for sharing.
Now this is my kind of dessert!I love that you tweaked the recipe and used sugar free condensed milk. Pinning to try later. Thank you for sharing!
This is a delicious option for a healthier dessert. I think a date layer instead of a chocolate layer would make for a great variation too. Savings, thanks!